Get Better Gear!

Premier Sponsors

Other World Computing


Top 5 Free Apps

Release Date: August 05, 2009
Genre: Games
Release Date: May 22, 2009
Genre: Games
Release Date: August 29, 2009
Genre: Games
Release Date: March 27, 2009
Release Date: August 07, 2009

iTunes New Music Releases

Release Date: September 29, 2009
Genre: Rock
Release Date: September 20, 2009
Release Date: September 15, 2009
Release Date: August 25, 2009
Genre: Rock
Release Date: August 25, 2009

Top 5 Paid Apps

Release Date: April 22, 2009
StickWars $0.99
Release Date: March 31, 2009
Genre: Games
Bloons $0.99
Release Date: April 05, 2009
Genre: Games

Discover New Music

  • Another Day on Earth

    • 10 out of 10
    • Brian Eno
    • In his first proper solo release since 1996's relatively cold "The Drop," Brian Eno has constructed a whimsical and ecclectic masterpiece which is arguably one of the year's strongest records thus fa
  • Wolfmother

    • 8 out of 10
    • Wolfmother
    • Black Sabbath, The White Stripes, The Stooges. There aren't many bands worth their salt that want to be compared to other bands, but when I listen to Wolfmother's self-titled American debut, I can

  • Never Let Me Down [ECD]

    • 4 out of 10
    • David Bowie
    • It must be a lonely place to be considered David Bowie's worst album by just about everyone, including the artist himself. As the last album before Bowie "rebooted" and formed the band Tin Machine, "N
  • Chicago Transit Authority

    • 10 out of 10
    • Chicago
    • For those of you who don't know, Chicago didn't always suck, and everyone in the band didn't always play a keyboard. When the band started off they were pioneers of rock and jazz fusion, and guita

  • Velocifero

    • 6 out of 10
    • Ladytron
    • "Back to the future" isn't the right turn of phrase for Ladytron's newest album,

Reader Specials

Visit Deals On The Web for the best deals on all consumer electronics, iPods, and more!


Business Networks + iPhone = Podcast Boom

One of the world’s most connected people on LinkedIn, Stan Relihan, believes that the iPhone will drive podcasts like never before, especially in business, to the benefit of everyone, according to ITWire on Monday.

"The new media and in particular Podcasts are high on people’s agendas as one of the new technologies that people are discovering. And that’s not surprising given the fact that now the iPhone has been launched," said headhunter Stan Relihan. He’s ranked #40 of the most connected people on LinkedIn.

Mr. Relihan believes that the podcast is about using social networking for business benefit. While the podcasting phenomenon was launched by the Apple iPod, the expansion of the iPod featured to the iPhone, especially amongst businessmen, will lead to an explosion of popularity.

"It’s all very well to have fun and make friends but unless there’s a business value add, what’s the point?" Mr. Relihan asked. "It’s not just about LinkedIn because I’ve talked to people who have used LinkedIn and other social networks to ask where’s the business benefit that you’ve received from this? It’s all about how do we use the Internet to create a business benefit."

For example, of his 16,000 LinkedIn connections, he gets 12,000 downloads of his semimonthly podcast The Connections Show. In his last podcast, the social networking guru used his network to assist with selling his new book.

Mr. Relihan believes that putting the iPhone in the hands of senior executives will allow them to communicate, podcast, and develop business liaisons like never before.

Others have noticed this trend. This time around, the IT managers may not have the same sway as they did with the Macs. A chief executive with an iPhone in his hand is an irresistible force for a normally immovable IT staff.

Post Your Comments

  Remember Me  Forgot your password?

Not a member? Register now. You can post comments without logging in, but they'll show up as a "guest" post.

Commenting is not available in this section entry.